As a young boy in Kansas, William Gladstone Steel became fascinated with Crater Lake. Find out how this boyhood interest fueled his quest to preserve Crater Lake for future generations.
OPB | Oct. 13, 2014 midnight
As a young West Point graduate, C.E.S. Wood fought in the Nez Perce War of 1877 and recorded Chief Joseph’s words of surrender. Find out about Wood’s significant and lasting legacy in Portland.
OPB | Oct. 06, 2014 midnight
In the 1920s, blacks and whites lived and worked in Maxville, a small logging community in northeast Oregon. Find out how one African-American logger’s daughter learned about a vanished town’s history.
OPB | Sept. 29, 2014 midnight
Before the turn of the 20th century, a patchwork of river and rail transit carried goods and passengers through the Columbia River Gorge. Find out how engineering breakthroughs opened up the corridor from Oregon’s interior to its seacoast.
OPB | Sept. 22, 2014 midnight
During the Modoc War, the Modocs retreated to the lava beds after a series of skirmishes with the U.S. government. Learn how knowledge of the lava beds allowed the outnumbered Modocs to hold off the U.S. army for so long.
OPB | Sept. 15, 2014 midnight
Over 100 years ago, Sam Hill dreamed of a modern paved highway that would carry motorists through the scenic Columbia River Gorge. But popular belief held that it was an engineering impossibility.
OPB | Sept. 08, 2014 midnight
Portland native James Beard embraced his mother’s passion for excellent food and was also influenced by European-trained chefs like Henry Thiele. Find out how Beard championed Oregon’s cuisine.
OPB | Sept. 01, 2014 midnight
Few Portlanders know the story behind the ingenious gravity-based system that delivers pure water to their taps from a source near Mount Hood. Find out how water was first piped from Bull Run Lake nearly 120 years ago.
OPB | Aug. 25, 2014 midnight
Toby (Winema) Riddle and her husband Frank acted as translators between the Modocs and the U.S. Army during the Modoc War. Learn how Toby's cousin, Captain Jack, managed to hold off the U.S. Army for seven months while outnumbered six to one.
OPB | Aug. 18, 2014 midnight
Oregon lagged behind Idaho, Washington and California in extending voting rights to women. But in 1912, supporters ran a successful campaign using modern strategies. Find out how this led to social improvements in Oregon and nationwide.
OPB | Aug. 14, 2014 midnight
A new exhibition at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center features arts and crafts made by Japanese-Americans while they were incarcerated in internment camps during World War II.
OPB |Aug. 04, 2014 midnight
Oregon’s craft-beer revolutionaries built on the achievements of early immigrant braumeisters. Learn more about the history of our local beer scene.
OPB |July 30, 2014 midnight
The people behind the revival of Project Dayshoot hope to turn a singular moment in Oregon's history into an ongoing celebration of the state and its people.
OPB |July 28, 2014 midnight
Fish wheels on the Columbia River allowed huge numbers of salmon to be collected and canned, but this technology and commerce ultimately proved destructive.
OPB |July 21, 2014 midnight
Portland was once one of the nation’s foremost “streetcar cities,” boasting electric-powered public transit that was cheap, convenient and popular.
OPB |July 17, 2014 midnight
A few months ago, Montana-based company Cup of Excellence opened offices in Portland with the aim of connecting with the city's rich coffee heritage.
OPB |July 15, 2014 midnight
People of all ages dressed up as Batman, Superman, Wonder Girl and more for the third annual Superhero Fun Run. Watch a video of the action.
OPB |July 14, 2014 midnight
The Modoc War along the Oregon-California border in 1872-73 was one of the most dramatic American Indian battles in U.S. history.
OPB |July 10, 2014 midnight
This year the Pittock Mansion turns 100. Find out how the iconic mansion and its inhabitants continue to influence Oregon.
OPB |July 07, 2014 11:30 a.m.
One of the many motivations behind the women’s suffrage movement was the regulation of public health and safety. In 1912, Oregon social worker Caroline Gleason went undercover to investigate working conditions for women.
OPB |July 01, 2014 midnight
Archaeologist Chelsea Rose took some time out of her busy schedule to talk with Arts & Life about her work in Oregon, the greatest artifact she almost found, and the untold stories of our state’s past.